The Best Places to go Ice Skating in Sydney

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Keen for a little ice skating in Sydney magic? Sydney is a snowy wonderland year-round thanks to an amazing lineup of ice skating rinks.

The beauty of ice skating in Sydney is that it doesn't have to be winter to enjoy it. Sydney's top ice skating rinks are open year-round and provide icy, winter magic during the colder months of the year, and a luxurious cool respite during the stinking hot summer months - it's a win-win!

So without further ado, grab your skates (or hire some at your favourite venue) and get ready to hit the ice and skate up a storm at Sydney's best ice rinks.

Ice Skating Rinks in Sydney

1. Ice Zoo

Ice Zoo Sydney
For ice skating in Sydney, you can't beat Ice Zoo.

This inner-city ice rink offers year-round open skating sessions, plus a Skate Academy that holds classes for children and adults. An action-packed entertainment venue in Alexandria, Ice Zoo also hosts special cheap skate sessions and Saturday night Discos on Ice - live DJ nights with fantastic light shows! There's a Snow Play area where kids can build snowmen and snow castles and throw snowballs, plus there's ice hockey and ice fitness classes, a cafe and licensed bar, and Ice Zoo Igloos you can hire out for the coolest parties!

2. Macquarie Ice Rink

Ice Skating Sydney - Macquarie Ice Rink
Macquarie Ice Rink is one of the most popular ice skating rinks in Sydney.

Macquarie Ice Rink is open year-round at Macquarie Shopping Centre and runs social ice-skating, school holiday learn-to-skate programs, birthday parties, bubble soccer, ice hockey, ice dancing, night sessions, discos, and Kiddies Club, which runs in conjunction with Coffee Club. It received a multi-million dollar facelift in recent years and welcomed a 15m2 LED screen allowing music videos to play while you skate, as well as state-of-the-art ice maintenance machinery.

3. Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink

Ice Skating Sydney - Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink
For Olympic-level ice skating, hit the Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink.

Open year-round, Canterbury Olympic Ice Rink proudly offers it all: kids' birthdays, figure skating, ice hockey, speed skating, synchronised skating, disco nights, school holiday lessons, group lessons, private lessons, and an awesome playground for under 5s, where tots can learn to skate as well as play games both on and off the ice. The coaches are great and the skate school is super successful. 

4. Penrith Ice Palace

Ice Skating Sydney - Penrith Ice Palace
They call this place the Penrith Ice Palace for good reason!

Penrith Ice Palace offers general public skating sessions, figure skating clubs and lessons, children’s birthday parties, synchronised figure skating, broomball, hockey development, learn-to-skate programs and a Coffee Club running during school term. The Palace boasts modern facilities with a 30×60m Olympic-sized rink! It’s a fun way to get active and out of the house during winter... just remember to wear warm clothes!

5. Liverpool Catholic Club Ice Rink

Ice Skating Sydney - Liverpool Catholic
If you're keen to perfect your ice skating in Sydney, learn from the award-winning coaches at Liverpool Catholic Club.

Head to Liverpool Catholic Club to learn from award-winning coaches in a safe and fun environment. They offer rink birthday parties, lessons for all ages and abilities, three playgroup sessions a week for 2-6-year-olds with lessons, games and snow play, after-school sessions, ice discos, and Whiteout Saturday nights for some snowy fun.

6. Winter Festivals

Ice skating rinks
Go ice-skating next to the beach at Bondi Festival 2022.

Sydney puts on a mega icy spectacle every winter and winter 2022 is no different!

There will be loads of ice-skating rinks popping up with this year's calendar of winter festivals, including Bondi Festival, Chill Fest Campbelltown, Pittwater Ice Skating Spectacular, and Snow Time in the Garden.

More Winter Fun Here

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